Category Archives: Energy Savings

Watts New? Lumens Is A Better Way to Shop

In the past, the availability of light bulbs was usually found in 40, 60, and 100 watt incandescent bulbs. The number of watts reflected how much energy each bulb would consume. Now, there are more lighting options, including energy saving … Continue reading

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Doesn’t Hold Water: 2 Energy Savings Myths

Let’s take a look at a couple of common energy saving tips to see if they really work. First, lets look at the computer. 1) Screen savers save energy: As the name would suggest, screen savers were promoted as energy … Continue reading

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Phantom Power: Secret Energy Users Revealed

There is an average of 15% of energy bills that is credited to invisible energy users. How is this power being charged? It may be because “off” may not mean off. Every electronic device has a plug load, which is … Continue reading

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Entertainment Systems: Energy Use more than Refrigerator

Entertainment systems can vary from your typical television and cable box to a complex system of audio and visual devices. Regardless what size of system you have, there is usually always one device in common, the cable/satellite box. With the … Continue reading

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Is This the Next Generation of Thermostats?

Programmable thermostats allow you to set your home to ideal temperatures based on your schedule. What we have found is that many users do not set the programmable thermostat or either the set schedule does not reflect a user’s true … Continue reading

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The Truth About Space Heaters

Winter is still here in many parts of the country. That means cold days and nights and a lot of people investing in a space heater to warm up a room or two. You can spend a little or a … Continue reading

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Five Action Steps to Winter Energy Use

With winter just around the corner, you can take some steps to reduce the amount of energy that you’re using to lower your bill. Here are some suggestions. Turn down your thermostat to 68 degrees. For every degree you lower … Continue reading

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Fall into Energy Savings

Fall into Energy Savings Cooler weather, shorter days, and falling leaves don’t have to go hand in hand with rising electric bills.  There are several simple things you can do to get ready for winter and save money and energy.  … Continue reading

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Out With Old Refrigerators

Want to lower your electric bill this summer? Look no further than that extra refrigerator in your home. When buying a newer, more efficient refrigerator many people move their old fridge into some remote corner of their house or garage, … Continue reading

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Maintain Your HVAC System for Serious Savings

Your heating and cooling system equipment runs best when properly maintained. One of the easiest ways to maintain your system is to change your filters on a regular basis. The more clogged your filters are, the more energy is wasted … Continue reading

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